Travis Perkins plc will be opening the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards at Ecobuild 2016, sponsored by Marshalls.
There will be two entry streams with the theme “challenge possibility”:
1. Product Innovation: New construction products are the focus of the Product Innovation stream, with applicants invited to submit their ideas and specifications for new, innovate products.
2. Problem Solving: Applicants to the Problem Solving stream can put forward solutions to industry specific problems.
Applicants will be judged on the concept, to what extent the product addresses the needs of the market and differentiation to other products on the market. Sustainability (either through materials or manufacturing processes) will be key to the judging criteria.
Who can apply? Anyone with a good idea should apply. You could be an inventor, an individual student, a university affiliated group or even a manufacturer - all will be eligible to enter the awards.
What’s the prize? Awards may include the following: financial support of up to £10,000, an opportunity to trial products in selected Travis Perkins plc locations around the UK, and business mentoring and support from Travis Perkins plc’s senior team.
Award details will be available on www.tpia.co.uk, which will be open for applications from 1st March until 30th June 2016. Winners will be announced by the end of September.